Public transport overcrowding

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-10-15
Session date: 
October 15, 2008
Reference: 
2008/2008
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Has Transport for London finished its report identifying the parts of the public transport system most prone to overcrowding, on which pressure could be relieved by passenger diversion to walking/cycling or other sustainable options during peak travel? If not, when will this be published?

Answer

Answer for Public transport overcrowding

Answer for Public transport overcrowding

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Extensive analysis was undertaken as part of the T2025 work looking at current and potential future congestion on the public transport networks, though this will be updated to feed into any future Mayor's Transport Strategy. Further work has been conducted this year to look at the opportunity to potentially transfer short trips to walking and cycling and TfL's Smarter Travel Unit is working in conjunction with London Buses and London Underground to identify suitable sites to pilot schemes.

The focus of this work is to take forward practical measures that can be implemented to encourage more walking and cycling and to understand their impacts in helping to address congestion.

My cycle hire scheme for central London, which is currently being developed by TfL for 'go-live' in 2010, also has considerable potential to help reduce congestion by encouraging more people to switch to cycling for short trips.